About the AYE Study Abroad Programme For Africans
Applications are currently ongoing for the AYE Study Abroad Programme For Africans. AYE purposefully creates an enabling platform that identifies, nurtures, empowers and challenges young Africans in the diaspora to be positive change-makers in their respective communities and Africa. Our outstanding signature, African Abroad Program, aims to make the African youth in the Diaspora aware of the continent’s economic potentials and most importantly, reverse brain drain.
To achieve this goal, we have partnered with successful African based educational institutions and companies to create academic and career-oriented opportunities for young Africans who participate in our study abroad program.
We believe that once participants have gained the necessary academic training and field-experience, they will be better equipped to apply their acquired knowledge and skills in a continued effort to enhance the development of the continent. During their stay, participants will have first-hand experience of the continent, better appreciate Africa’s economic terrain while exploring lucrative business opportunities which will birth expanded networks and professional growth.
If you have ever wanted to experience and contribute to the continent in a great way, here is your chance. AYE’s Study Abroad Program offers more than academic and cultural experiences; it provides you the opportunity to make an IMPACT. The AYE Study Abroad program is uniquely designed for foreign students of African descent to study, intern, research and explore opportunities in Africa for a semester.
Thank you for your interest in the AYE study abroad program. We promise that your commitment to help reverse brain drain through our study abroad program will yield positive results for you and the continent at large. You are in for an exciting journey!
- Second year student at an accredited four-year U.S university
- Student must have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale
- Must submit an official copy of academic transcript
- A copy of your current resume
- 2 letters of recommendations from professors or academic advisors
- An essay explaining your interest and why you should be accepted into the program (2 pages)
- A one-time $250 non-refundable processing fee.
Step 1: Please speak to an AYE Advisor before you begin the application process.
Step 2: Please speak to your home school’s International Programs Office/ Study Abroad Office, Financial Aid Office and your Academic Advisor.
Step 3: Research courses you would like to take in order to make sure our host university offers them, and then work with your Academic Advisor to make sure you will get credit for those courses.
Step 4: Complete AYE’s Study Abroad Online Application.
Step 5: Prepare all your supporting documents and send to AYE
- One official transcript
- One un-official transcript
- One letter of recommendation
Step 6: Send a $250 nonrefundable fee. We only accept traveler’s check and money order written to African Youth Excellence, Inc.
Step 7: Work with your AYE Advisor and complete all additional paper work including immunization, course selection form, insurance, passport and visa if required.